Allison Schroeder is a fourth-year Family Science doctoral student and graduate of the CFT masters program from Baltimore, MD. She earned a B.A. in Psychology, with a minor in Philosophy, from the University of Texas at Austin. Allison also earned a masters in Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University. She previously worked as the Director of International Partnerships at World Relief, an international relief and development organization. Prior to that position, she conducted workforce development policy research for the Abell Foundation in Baltimore. Allison’s research interests include maternal mental health in contexts of cumulative disadvantage, and the processes by which parental health and child health shape each other over time. She is particularly interested in policy and program interventions that reduce health disparities and support the development of family resilience. In addition to doctoral student and mental health clinician, Allison is also a wife (to Richard, a Canadian who works in the field of international economic development) and mom (to Ian, an energetic and passionate first-grader who is currently an avid fan of Minecraft).